Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A trademark for a canned meat product consisting primarily of chopped pork pressed into a loaf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb send unwanted or junk e-mail
  • noun a canned meat made largely from pork
  • noun unwanted e-mail (usually of a commercial nature sent out in bulk)

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Examples

  • Next to busy phone lines, anger over spam (the term comes from the Monty Python "Spam, Spam, Spam" TV sketch about the meat product) was the top complaint of America Online members last year.

    King Of 'Spam' And Proud Of It

  • Mail script that will only move the spam messages in the current message selection to the Spam mailbox

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Mail script that will only move the spam messages in the current message selection to the Spam mailbox

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • One of them is creating groups of people to follow, manage conversations with @ replies and direct messages, manage multiple Twitter accounts, view photo thumbnails from Tweetdeck, avoiding Twitter spam via the Spam button.

    New Linux User

  • The Acai ads are image spam, and Symantec's latest State of Spam monthly report for May,

    InternetNews Realtime News for IT Managers

  • When your inbox gets a spam message, simply select the message, select the menu for "Train as Spam" and the message is dumped into the Spam folder and remembered.

    Mac360 - All about the Mac

  • You “foodies” should recall that Barack grew up in HI - where Spam is a favorite food. —

    No Change Brewing in the White House Kitchen - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Spam is not worth the time and effort it takes to clear your email box of it.

    Ham versus Spam

  • Third, that week's Food section in the newspaper happened to be about the come back Spam is making in these economically depressed times.

    No Itadakimasu to Spam Sushi

  • While the NPR profile author, Neva Grant claims the taste of Spam is not detectible in Miura's roll.

    Archive 2008-07-01

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